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HIV-positive individuals who are unwilling or unable to prevent the spread of HIV in Alberta

Description

Individuals diagnosed as HIV-positive and who are unable or unwilling to take appropriate steps to prevent the potential transmission of HIV to others are referred to as Unwilling/Unable (U2) individuals. This report intends to facilitate and strengthen dialogue among all stakeholder organizations to collectively address the needs of U2 individuals, support the rights and dignity of all people, and protect the population from the spread of HIV. The report sets out some of the legal tools that may be used when necessary under the Public Health Act to protect the health of others, and provides a brief summary of the criminal law and the way in which it can be used. The report ends with some recommendations for future action to better address the needs of U2 individuals while improving prevention strategies, strengthening coordination between stakeholders, and better coordinating the use of various measures including the appropriate use of legal tools when necessary.

Tags
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIV HIV infection HIV-positive U2 Individuals

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

HIV-positive individuals who are unwilling or unable to prevent the spread of HIV in Alberta : a report by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Extent

21 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-02-01

Date Added

2015-12-14T21:00:15.541082

Date Modified

2015-02-01

Date Issued

2015-02-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778584063

NEOS catalogue key

7013699

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Contact Other

Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health P.O. Box 1360 Stn. Main Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N3 Phone: 780.427.5263 Fax: 780.427.7683